This programme features Sarah Harte on campus, in the Aula Maxima. Sarah holds a BCL in Law and French from UCC. In 2019, she won the Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award. Sarah is also the author of two commercially successful novels, The Better Half and Thick and Thin, published respectively in 2011 and 2013 by Penguin Ireland. She is currently finishing her first collection of short stories and working on a novel.
The guest author at Fiction at the Friary is Dr Eibhear Walshe, Director of Creative Writing in the School of English at UCC. His novels include The Diary of Mary Travers, published in 2014, The Trumpet Shall Sound, published in 2019, and The Last Day in Bowen’s Court, published in 2020. Here he reads from The Trumpet Shall Sound, which was inspired by the life of Handel.
The Open Mic readers are Mary Rose McCarthy and Kate Barry.